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Riviera adding 30 jobs at its Gold Coast facility in Australia

The Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge had its world premiere at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo in May.

The Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge had its world premiere at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo in May.

Australian builder Riviera said it has launched a recruitment drive to meet growing demand worldwide for its luxury motoryachts.

The company said it also introduced a fifth manufacturing line to increase production.

Riviera is seeking to add 30 positions to the 450 designers, engineers and master craftspeople at its Gold Coast facility.

Chief executive officer Wes Moxey said Riviera is actively seeking skilled tradespeople in the disciplines of boatbuilding, composite marine electrical engineering fit-out, cabinet making, spray painting, refinishing, and plug and pattern making.

“Increased global demand is allowing us to grow our dedicated team across the entire business and that is great for Riviera, great for manufacturing in South East Queensland and great for Australia’s export trade,” Moxey said in a statement.

“We believe strongly in the future of the Australian marine industry and we are leading our industry in nurturing Australia’s future master craftsmen and women.”

“We are now training almost 40 apprentices directly at Riviera, and the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE's Marine Training Centre is located here on-site alongside the biggest luxury motoryacht-building facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.”

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst, who returned the company to private ownership in 2012, said demand has increased globally across the five distinct Riviera model collections.

“In particular, we have a superb program of new model development through which five brand-new models have been announced or have made their world premieres so far this year, including the largest and most luxurious Riviera ever, the majestic new 77 Enclosed Flybridge,” he said.

New models such as the 575 SUV, 57 Enclosed Flybridge and 52 Enclosed Flybridge designs are proving popular around the world, Longhurst said.

The company will make another new-model announcement at the Nov. 5-9 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida.

It showcased its designs at the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show and plans to attend the Norwalk (Conn.) Boat Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday, and the Annapolis, Md., show in October.

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